Birketts bolsters Public Sector team
Law firm Birketts has taken on Claire Jones as a senior associate in its growing Public Sector team based in Ipswich.
Jones specialises in a variety of matters relating to public authorities and the governance of local authority trading companies.
Prior to joining Birketts, she held roles as a legal and governance manager and data protection officer at a Local Authority trading company and was also lead lawyer for the licensing and litigation in-house department at a local authority.
With over 15 years’ experience, Jones has significant public sector understanding and is well placed to offer advice and representation for all types of organisations.
Her wide ranging knowledge of local government has enabled her to skilfully navigate the complex regulation of the political and regulatory environment to provide expert counsel to a number of council committees.
She also has experience in licensing, public sector procurement and data governance issues including freedom of information and data protection. Additionally, she prepares and advises on various documents including service level agreements, agreements for goods and services and policy documents.